Steve Alcorn’s Theme Park Design now available as an iBook

Alcorn McBride founder Steve Alcorn’s new iBook, “Theme Park Design” is available from Apple’s iBookstore. readers can interactively explore Alcorn’s behind-the-scenes account of 35 years designing visitor attractions.

This iBook edition combines the text of Alcorn’s book with new multimedia features including audio commentary and pop quizzes.

According to the publishers:

Readers will discover the ins and outs of ride control, mechanics, audio, video, lighting, special effects, animatronics, art direction and more with insider knowledge only someone with Alcorn’s resume can bring to the page.

Amazon.com said of the book, “the author illuminated the fast-paced world of theme park design through tales of calamity and triumph, sprinkled with many humorous anecdotes.”  Alcorn even offers career tips on becoming an Imagineer – he was Walt Disney Imagineering’s first systems engineer and previously authored, “Building a Better Mouse: The Story of the Electronic Imagineers Who Designed Epcot.”

InAVate has now downloaded a copy, and will report back once we’ve read it!